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Accommodation

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Living in London

We know that where you live will play a key role in your university experience. Feeling safe, secure and comfortable at home will enable you to arrive on campus ready to learn.

Finding somewhere to live can be daunting. That’s why we’re here to help.

Whether you choose to live in student accommodation organised through external providers, private housing or commute from home, we will work hard to build a strong sense of community and belonging for all students, through a programme of social and community events.

Choosing your student halls

At LIS, we don’t have our own accommodation. Instead, we have an established agreement with Affordable Accommodation 4 Students (AA4S), and encourage our students to explore flat shares as well as other leading accommodation providers in London.

Our hope is that you’ll be able to connect with students from a diverse range of international and national backgrounds from other universities in London, as well as your fellow LIS students.

Most halls will offer a range of room options at different price points, so take the time to have a detailed look through each of the websites ahead of choosing which accommodation will be best for you.

In your second and third years, you might choose to remain in halls, or you might prefer to share a flat with friends you’ve made at LIS.

Below, you’ll find some various options for halls, which have been chosen to reflect all budgets. Rates may vary seasonally and in future years.

All rates for the shown halls include:

  • Utilities bills (inc. energy and water)
  • Room contents insurance
  • Broadband and WiFi
  • Security
  • Appropriate health & safety checks
  • Cleaning of communal areas (kitchens & shared bathrooms)
Student Halls
Claredale House, Bethnal Green

Claredale House offers shared flats (2-7 bedrooms) ideal for independent living, arranged over four storeys around an internal courtyard with lockable front gates. Each room is fully furnished with a bed, wardrobe, bedside cabinet, desk, chair, and broadband, and is centrally heated. Rooms vary in size depending on different price bands. Each flat has a shared kitchen, shower and toilet facilities. Flats are all-male, all-female and mixed. In addition to the two residential managers, the building is covered 24 hours a day by student subwardens. Their booking system will go live at noon on Wednesday 17th April 2024. Students are encouraged to book their rooms as soon as possible as rooms are booked out very quickly.

Well Street Hall, Hackney

Located in vibrant Hackney, Well Street Hall offers affordable accommodation in London to students. Rooms are corridor-based and facilities are shared. Each room is a single study bedroom, equipped with your own mini-fridge, washbasin, broadband and Wi-Fi. Well Street Hall promotes a strong and valued student community within its residence – students will have access to a large communal area with Wi-Fi consisting of study/studio space as well as a TV room. There is also a large outdoor backyard with a BBQ area, table tennis table, weights section and bike storage. Their booking system will go live at noon on Wednesday 17th April 2024. Students are encouraged to book their rooms as soon as possible as rooms are booked out very quickly.

The Stay Club

This luxury student accommodation in London offers a hotel-style cleaning service, fully equipped private kitchenettes and bathrooms, concierge, on-site gym and cinema, high-speed Wi-Fi, and modern social spaces for work and play. Each Zone 2 location (Camden, Kentish Town and North Acton) is well-connected to all of London's top universities, transport links, and London's incredible bars, restaurants, shops, and famous landmarks.

Stratford One, Stratford

All 1,001 bedrooms at Stratford One come with a private bathroom. You can choose either an en-suite room where you’ll share your kitchen and lounge with flatmates, or you can select a studio if you’d like your own kitchen and privacy. Inside the common room you’ll find a pool table, ping pong, table football, and a cinema room. There is plenty of desk space too. Outside, there’s a large courtyard and you can also get brilliant views of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and London Stadium.

Pacific Court, Whitechapel

Unite’s Pacific Court residence is in a great location at a 15-minute walk from campus. On the doorstep of Shoreditch, Hoxton, and Brick Lane plus the East End Thrift Store is right outside. They have a number of ensuite and studio rooms. All bedrooms come with a private bathroom and study area. There’s a small-but-perfectly-formed common room, complete with sofas and TV, and a free-to-use pool table. There’s also an outdoor courtyard with picnic tables and benches. Close by you’ve got the independent, five-screen Genesis Cinema, as well as vintage-lovers’ paradise the East End Thrift Store.

Comparing your options
Name
Location
Room Type
Bathroom
Distance to LIS Campus
Contract Duration
Rate (weekly)
Well Street Hall
Hackney
Single
Shared
45 min walk, 15 min bike, 25 min bus
Academic year
From £168
Claredale House
Bethnal Green
Flatshare (4-6 students/flat)
Shared
23 min walk, 7 min bike, 17 min bus
Academic year
From £169
Stratford One
Stratford
Single
En Suite
40 min bike, 35 min tube
40 or 51 weeks
From £324
Pacific Court
Whitechapel
Double
En suite
15 min walk, 4 min bike, 15 min bus
51 weeks
From £300
The Stay Club
Multiple locations
Studio
En Suite
40 min tube
By term
From £349
Name
Well Street Hall
Location
Hackney
Room Type
Single
Bathroom
Shared
Distance to LIS Campus
45 min walk, 15 min bike, 25 min bus
Contract Duration
Academic year
Rate (weekly)
From £160*
Name
Claredale House
Location
Bethnal Green
Room Type
Flatshare (4-6 students per flat)
Bathroom
Shared
Distance to LIS Campus
23 min walk, 7 min bike, 17 min bus
Contract Duration
Academic year
Rate (weekly)
From £160*
Name
Stratford One
Location
Stratford
Room Type
Single
Bathroom
En Suite
Distance to LIS Campus
40 min bike, 35 min tube
Contract Duration
40 or 51 weeks
Rate (weekly)
From £202*
Name
Pacific Court
Location
Whitechapel
Room Type
Double
Bathroom
En-suite
Distance to LIS Campus
15 min walk, 4 min bike, 15 min bus
Contract Duration
51 weeks
Rate (weekly)
From £270*
Name
Drapery Place
Location
Aldgate
Room Type
Single
Bathroom
En Suite
Distance to LIS Campus
Academic Year
Contract Duration
10 minute walk
Rate (weekly)
From £284* (discount available)
about the campus location
Where to find us

At LIS, you’ll have the opportunity to live and study in East London – one of the most vibrant areas in the country. Shoreditch will be right on your doorstep, with all the art, fashion, bars and restaurants that it has to offer. And, of course, there’s the City of London itself. One of the world’s most famous business districts, housing billion-pound organisations, purpose-driven start-ups, and everything in between.

Our location means you have London at your fingertips. We’re ready to help you explore one of the world’s most dynamic and exciting cities.

Other Accommodation Options

Additional providers

There are hundreds of accommodation providers in and around London, if you’re looking for something else or perhaps fancy a different side of the city. We can recommend UrbaNest which has locations in Tower Bridge and Kings Cross, or Emily Bowes Court in Tottenham Hale, just to name a few.

Private Accommodation

You may decide you’d like to rent privately. This means you can decide exactly where you want to live and with whom. This can be especially great for students as it is often more affordable in London, and you can often have more choice about who you’re sharing a house with. Private accommodation may be the right choice for you.

You may find it helpful to take a look at the University of London’s Private Housing Guide.

How to book student halls

1

Research the different options

We recommend that you take a detailed look through each of the provider's websites. You'll be able to see the different rooms available, facilities on offer along with the communal spaces you'll be able to access. And don't forget to check out their virtual tours.

2

Check you budget

Before you select your preferred choice, make sure that you have checked your budget carefully so you know exactly how much you want to spend on your accommodation each week. Please note, yuo'll also need to pay a deposit to secure your booking. The amount varies depending on the provider so check this carefully.

3

Contact the Provider

Accommodation will become available to book from early spring. If you would like to book any of these accommodation options, please reach out to the provider. If you need any assistance from LIS, feel free to contact us at accommodation@lis.ac.uk.

4

Book early

These are all popular accommodation options, so we recommend that you book your room as soon as possible to secure both the best price and option for you. Rates will increase as rooms becomemore limited.

Frequently asked questions
Information on halls

Is accommodation catered or self-catered?

Well Street Hall, Claredale House, Blithehale Court, and Stratford One, and Drapery Place are all self-catered.

What is the local area like?

If you choose one of the four halls listed, then you’ll be living and studying in East London. Once home to Alfred Hitchcock, Idris Elba, and Shakespeare, East London is fashionable, vibrant, and culturally diverse, having undergone huge regeneration in recent years. You’ll find high-end, luxury fashion next to the edgier BOXPARK, and street-food tents next to Michelin starred restaurants.

The area is full of young creative types – home to two independent art-house cinemas, as well as London’s most beautiful Edwardian theatre and music venue; the Hackney Empire. And the Arcola Theatre is one of the best spots for emerging theatre outside of the West End.

East London is also well-known for its nightlife, home to some of the capital’s coolest bars and clubs including the Queen of Hoxton, XOYO, and Dalson Superstore, as well as a seemingly endless number of pop-up bars, and classic pubs.

For an area so associated with urbanism, there‘s a surprisingly good selection of green spaces to choose from. Well Street Hall, Claredale House, and Blithehale Court are particularly close to Hackney Downes, London Fields, and Victoria Park – the largest park in east London – which hosts several music festivals each summer (e.g. All Points East and Field Day).

Stratford One sits on the border of Hackney Wick (a huge green space) and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. If you want great sports facilities in London, look no further.

And, of course, near these halls and the LIS campus, there’s the City of London itself. One of the world’s most famous business districts, housing billion-pound organisations, purpose-driven start-ups, and everything in between.

What's the setup? How many to a flat, shared kitchens/bathrooms etc.

The set-up varies from provider to provider, so take the time to go through each of their websites to see the room options (en-suite, studio etc.), shared facilities, and communal spaces they have available.

Will I be living with other LIS students?

Given that you will book your accommodation directly via the provider we can’t guarantee that you’ll be living with other LIS students. We know how important the LIS community will be during your studies so we will try to liaise with the providers to ensure there are other LIS students in your halls.

Will other university students be in the halls?

Yes, the halls will all have students from other universities in London including UCL, LSE, and Queen Mary.

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